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Japanese Beginners 1 - On Campus Intensive Course August 2022

An on campus intensive course in Japanese for complete beginners

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Japanese Beginners 1 on campus intensive course is a 1-week daytime course for complete beginners. The course aims to provide an introduction to Japanese with a thorough grounding in the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries and Japanese pronunciation; to cover a basic stock of structures and vocabulary and to develop ability for everyday conversation in the language. 

Duration: 20hrs of classes, 1 week

Japanese Beginners 1 On Campus Intensive (42881)
August 2022 Timetable:

(1 hour lunch break each day from 12:00-13:00)

Day Date Time
Monday 1st August 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00
Tuesday 2nd August 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00
Wednesday 3rd August 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00
Thursday 4th August 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00
Friday 5th August 10:00-12:00 + 13:00-15:00

The course is taught in English and Japanese and includes coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Japanese in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and authentic communicative activities.

By the end of the course, students will be familiar with Kana, Japanese number system, everyday objects and routine actions.

Our course materials page shows you what you need to buy for this course. Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop

£329. Please see our Fees Page for full course fee information and discounts available.

Terms and Conditions
Before applying, please be sure that you have read the SOAS Language Centre Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply
This Japanese Beginners 1 course is aimed at complete beginners. No prior language knowledge is required. Click here to enrol for Japanese Beginners 1 (42881) on campus intensive August 2022. ​Please note that places are first come first served. Enrolments are taken until the course is fully booked, or up to midnight 17th July, whichever is soonest.

Continuing Your Study
This Beginners 1 course is equivalent to the 10 week Japanese Beginners 1 level. Students who complete this may be able to join a Beginners 2 for the October 2022 term, or for a future term at SOAS Language Centre.